Note by JRW: In the interests of fairness, I include here, in full, the latest version of Myatt's Statement for Journalists, which gives his side of the story in relation to whether he is, or is not, a Muslim.

I have made my own, personal, views about Myatt in general, and in his conversion to Islam in particular, clear in many essays on this site, including in my David Myatt: A Sinister Life?  Those further interested in Myatt's own writings on the matter, are directed to his personal website at Islam: The Perfect Way of Life.

Statement by Abd al-Aziz ibn Myatt

(David Myatt)

Bismillah Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem

The first to be summoned to Paradise on the Day of Resurrection will be those who praised and gave thanks to Allah for both their good fortune and their misfortune. Al-Tirmidhi, 730

All Praise and All Thanks are for Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala to whom we shall all return to be judged on The Last Day. We praise Him and ask Him for help and forgiveness; and ask His protection from the mischief of our souls and the bad results of our deeds; whomsoever Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala  guides, none can misguide; and whom He declares misguided, none can guide to the right path; and I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala: He is Alone, without partner. And I bear witness that Muhammad (salla Allahu 'alayhi wa sallam) is the Messenger and Servant of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala .

Given the dishonourable rumours and allegations which have been made and which are still being spread about me, I feel it necessary to write a brief statement.

I do not intend, for the moment, to give any interviews to Journalists for I have learnt from experience that whatever I say will be either misquoted or used by those Journalists out of context.

Despite what such Journalists say, write or believe, I have striven for many decades to live by a Code of Honour. There was always an honourable purpose behind what I did, what I said, and what I wrote. Not that I believe that what I write now will make a great deal of difference - for dishonourable people will still spread rumours just as dishonourable journalists will continue to invent lies and make or repeat baseless accusations and rumours in the knowledge that they will make a better story. And whether these journalists know it or not, such lies, accusations and rumours also serve to support the dismal, dishonourable, un-numinous, and increasingly God-less, Establishment status quo.

For years - before my conversion to Islam - I challenged some of the people making these allegations and repeating these rumours to face me, man to man, and to fight a duel with deadly weapons according to the etiquette of duelling. Not one of them had the courage, the honour, the decency to accept, just as few people on hearing or reading such allegations or rumours had the honour to contact me in person and ask me privately (and I stress privately) for my side of the story.

As I have said and written many times in the past, I shall continue to maintain a dignified silence about the many rumours, allegations and dis-information that have been and are being spread about me. However, I wish to state:

1) That, over ten years ago now, I converted to Islam and, despite past and present rumours and disinformation, I am still a Muslim, Alhamdulillah, and I shall remain a Muslim, InshaAllah.

2) As for my own political views and opinions now, I have none. For I am a Muslim, and so view this world, and its peoples, according to Deen Al-Islam, striving to think according to Deen Al-Islam, and striving to live according to the laws and customs of Islam, as revealed in the Quran and through the words, deeds and example of the noble Prophet Muhammad (salla Allahu 'alayhi wa sallam). My only loyalty and obedience is to Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala.

As I wrote recently regarding National-Socialism:

  In respect of National-Socialism - "nazi-ism" - I consider it now from the perspective of a Muslim, as a manifestation of kufr, of Jahiliyyah, of that ignorance of Tawheed which is evident in all the ignorant ways of the kuffar. These ignorant ways all distance us from our true relationship to Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala - which is to live as a 'Abd of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala.

National-Socialism depends upon - has its basis in - several errors of the kuffar. The first of these is the Taghut of nationalism; the second of these is the Taghut of racialism; the third of these is the Taghut of "Destiny".

All these Tawagheet (and indeed all Tawagheet) are assumptions - abstract concepts which the kuffar have manufactured and which they impose, or project, upon "Reality" and upon human beings and which "Reality" and which human beings they then, in their arrogance and ignorance, believe they have "understood" (and thus have "knowledge of"). In addition, the kuffar often give their loyalty and allegiance to, and believe in, such Tawagheet, which they come to regard as "ideals" or goals (to "perfection") to be striven for, just as they use such Tawagheet to define and "understand" not only others, but themselves, assuming that the meaning of their mortal lives lies in such things. They also derive their laws and their ethics from such Tawagheet.

All these kaffir assumptions - all these Tawagheet - obscure our true nature, as human beings, as they all lead us away from the Signs (Ayat) of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala. Our true nature is Muslim: to understand and know ourselves in relation to Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala:

"I created the Jinn and human beings so they might ya-budun Me." (51:56  Interpretation of Meaning)
Furthermore, the assumptions of the kuffar - all Tawagheet - are examples of human hubris: of that arrogance and pride which was and is manifest in As-Shaitan. Thus do such assumptions of the kuffar - all Tawagheet - profane what is sacred because in place of the knowing of the numinous and the humility (Tawadu) that derives from submitting to Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala, from relying only on Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala, from accepting that only Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala is the provider of ilm al-yaqin, there is instead the belief that they can obtain knowledge and understanding through their Tawagheet, and that their wealth, their technology, their military weapons, or whatever, will enable them to triumph. That is, they pridefully and defiantly rely on themselves and their manufactured assumptions, and what they construct or obtain or appropriate. Thus, they deify themselves and their assumptions, their Tawagheet.

Hence a National-Socialist will define and thus "understand" themselves in terms of the Tawagheet of "race" and "nation" - in terms of their supposed or alleged or assumed "ethnic identity", and in terms of the land where they were born, or where their ancestors were born. They will have a pride in their race and nation, and will give their allegiance to such Tawagheet and may well fight for or on behalf of them, believing that such Tawagheet must be maintained, whatever the cost (in terms of human suffering). Many of them - although not all of them - will also believe that their own race, and/or their own nation, are superior to - and more valuable than - others. Thus, they will judge others according to the criteria of race and nation.

In contrast, we Muslims define ourselves in relation to Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala, and accept that we have been given the perfect and the complete guidance we need, in the Ayat of the glorious Quran and in the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet, Muhammad (salla Allahu 'alayhi wa sallam). For us, the Tawagheet of race and nation and nationalism, are irrelevant: all Muslims are our brothers and sisters, and the criteria we use is the perfect criteria given to us by Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala, which means us accepting that the only really important division is that between Muslims and the kuffar, and that our own criteria of judgement is that of how well we obey Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala.

In essence, the fundamental difference between our real Truth, and the ignorance of the kuffar, is that we know and accept that only Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala is Al-Jalil, Al-Qadir, Al-Muqtadir, Al-Awwal, Al-Akhir, and that only Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala can provide us with the guidance, the gifts, we need in order to know, understand, and to live our lives as we should. Thus, we accept that the only true justice is the justice of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala, and that the only true manifestation of justice, in the dunya, is that obtained by following the guidance of Allah, Al-Hakam, As-Salam, in the Shariah. In complete contrast, the kuffar accept and believe not only that they can, by their own efforts and/or by their manufactured assumptions, arrive at or attain knowledge and understanding, but also that it is their own manufactured assumptions and "ideals" which manifest or which can manifest "perfection", "truth", and such things as "justice".

National-Socialism, therefore, is just another example of the prideful ignorance of the kuffar.     Reply on Islamic Awakening forum, 27 Ramadan 1429

3) As a Muslim, I regard the Way of Al-Islam as complete and perfect, and superior to the materialistic, arrogant, way of life which now dominates all the societies of the West. Thus, I reject nationalism, racialism, the kaffir-manufactured concept of "the State", and all the other Tawagheet of the kuffar.

For me, Islam is the supreme, practical, example of honour made manifest in this world. It is also the supreme, practical, example of the numinous - of the sacred, the divine. Why is this? Because Muslims strive to humbly submit to, and to obey, Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala. This produces a genuine reverence, a genuine awareness of the divine, so evident in Salah. But Islam is also practical in a quite simple way - our weaknesses, our strengths, are laid bare, in the Quran, in Ahadith. What all this means in reality is that Islam produces, can produce, and has produced noble, honourable, human beings. It is a simple and practical guide to how we should live - indeed, I would go so far as to say that it is Islam which defines what is civilized. One has only to compare the simple, honest, devout belief of a Mujahid on one of the many modern battlefields with the arrogance of a Western soldier to understand this - to feel this. The practical implementation of Islam, via Shariah and a community of Muslims led by an Ameer or Khalifah, can produce, and has produced in the past, a civilized way of life for thousands - indeed millions - of people, just as we have, in the modern West, the practical implementation of arrogance, of that dishonourable bullying, of that deceit, of that hedonism, that lust for pleasure and so-called "glory", that plunder, which is the mark of the barbarian. (In Reply to Nick Griffin)

May Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) protect us from all forms of Al-asabiyyah Al-Jahiliyyah, forgive us for our mistakes, and guide us to and keep us on the Right Path.

Abdul-Aziz ibn Myatt
(David Myatt)

Revised 29 Ramadan 1429
(First issued 16 Thul-Hujjah 1423)